i hate coffee pod. Keurig and its ilk just gave me a shockingly mediocre cup of coffee. To make matters worse, burying those beans in single-use plastic is bad for the environment. So I was a little skeptical when Comet showed up in my inbox.
It’s a company that sells convenience in small aluminum cups – brewed coffee, shipped to you frozen, packed in dry ice. I’m ready to move on to discussing the downsides of disposable coffee pods and the drab, tasteless coffee they produce. Then I tried, and tried, and tried. Now it’s something I drink every day. It replaced my afternoon iced coffee. If you warned me a few weeks ago that I would type that sentence, I wouldn’t believe you.
Instant coffee fills me with an ocean of sadness. It feels like waking up in a cheap hotel and packing frantically to avoid missing your flight. It tastes like waking up and realizing that you fell asleep on your alarm clock, you’ll be late for work, and you might lose your job. I would rather not drink coffee than instant coffee.
On the other hand, freshly brewed coffee makes me happy every morning. I don’t turn my nose up at Folgers or Maxwell House or any other grocery store brand. If that’s the case, I’ll drink it. I’m just busy, and like all single-serve coffee pod companies, Cometeer is selling convenience.
After tasting it, I’d say these little pods are worlds apart from anything you’d get from Keurig or freeze-dried powder. Once your Cometeer pods arrive, they go straight into your refrigerator until you’re ready for a drink.
If you drink it hot, it will come together as your kettle boils. Just put the pods in a cup and add hot water. If you want to serve it with ice, thaw the pods in warm water for about five minutes, otherwise you’ll have small clumps of frozen ground coffee floating in your milk. Like Nescafé and Keurig, it’s a time-saver if you’re impatient or want to grab a coffee on the go. The difference is that Comet Coffee actually tastes great.
Side by side with fresh espresso, Comet coffee pods are evident different. There’s a little sweetness to it, like you grab a cold beer from the grocery store, it just reminds you that it’s not new. But adding a little hot water makes it an Americano, and honestly, it’s hard to tell the difference – it depends on the pod.